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How to Crochet Bear Ears for Beanie Photo Tutorial

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Crochet bear ears create the cutest little hats for little cuties. If you’re looking for a baby shower gift these chunky bear beanies are the perfect adorable hat. The bear ears crochet up quickly in super bulky yarn.

This post includes a photo tutorial for how to crochet these sweet teddy bear ears. Once you’ve worked up a pair of these crochet bear ears, head over to the free Chunky Bear Beanie pattern (if you haven’t already).

You can add these crochet ears to any hat. But the Chunky Bear Beanie pattern comes in all the sizes. So you can even make a matching family bear set. Maybe a siblings set?

Baby bear chunky crochet beanie flat in cream with yarn ball.

When you have crocheted both your bear ears and beanie, it’s assembly time. After the bear ears tutorial here I’ve included how and where to sew those teddy bear ears on to your crochet hat.

Need the crochet hat first? Get the free Chunky Bear Beanie pattern here. This free hat pattern includes sizes for everyone: newborn size, toddler size, child size and adult size!

Two crochet bear ears and chunky beanie.
Leave long yarn tails for sewing the ears on.

The thick yarn means this easy pattern does not take a long time to crochet. It’s a very beginner friendly pattern. This makes a great baby shower present.

If you prefer a worsted weight bear beanie, check out the Tulare Bear Hat. This crochet hat includes bear ears with contrasting inner ear and outer ear patterns.

More Crochet Beanie Patterns

The Toddler Sun Hat is another great pattern that makes a cute hat for littles, when it’s warmer!

Pebbled Beanie– this textured beanie works up in worsted weight yarn and the free pattern includes all sizes.

Matteo Beanie-worsted weight top down beanie in all sizes. This pattern matches the Matteo Fingerless Gloves and Matteo Scarf.

Flurry Pop Beanie-super bulky yarn, also pictured in Hometown USA. This one skein pattern is in all sizes, and features bobbles.

You might also check out the tutorial I have on how to sew on an appliqué to you hats, like a heart or flower.

Bear hat with ears placed flat.

Materials

Notes

1. Ears are worked in the round and sewn onto the hat.

Cream colored crochet bear beanie with ears.
This baby bear beanie is a great birthday gift!

Stitches / Abbreviations (US Terms)

Mc – magic circle (magic ring)

ch – chain

dc – double crochet

hdc – half double crochet

sc – single crochet

sl st – slip stitch 

Gauge

2” / 5 cm x 2”/ 5 cm = 4 hdc x 3 rows


Skill Level

Beginner

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Crochet bear ears to put on hat.

Video Tutorial

Watch the video tutorial on how to crochet these bear ears, plus how to sew them on to your finished hat.

Scroll down for the free pattern with written instructions + Bear Ear Photo Tutorial

Bear ears on crochet hat.

Crochet Bear Ears for Beanie Tutorial

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 1 minute
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $2

Create a Chunky Crochet Bear Beanie for your little one with this free crochet bear ears tutorial.

Materials

  • 10 yds of #6 super bulky yarn, Hometown USA yarn is what I used.

Tools

  • 9 mm hook, or hook to match yarn
  • Yarn needle
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Begin with a magic circle. You can also ch 3 and slip stitch to the first chain to form a circle. But the magic circle is amazing.Magic circle for crochet bear ears.
  2. Double crochet into magic circle.How to double crochet into magic circle.
  3. Continue double crocheting into circle until you have 6 dc. 6 dc in magic circle.
  4. Pull tail to close, creating a semi circle. Cream colored crochet bear ear.
  5. Turn your work, ch 1 & sc into the first stitch. Sc in the next stitch and in each stitch. Crochet bear ear turned.
  6. Cut your yarn, pull it through the last stitch, and leave a long tail to sew the ear on - 9” is plenty.
  7. Repeat Steps 1-6 for the second ear. Two crochet bear ears and chunky beanie.

Sew Ears on Hat

  1. Lay hat flat in front of you. Bear hat with ears placed flat.
  2. Place ears along the top, on either side of the fold. For baby sizes place across rounds 3 & 4, for child-adult sizes place them across rounds 5 & 6.
  3. Pin ears in place. In the following photos I have them loose to show you where to insert the needle.Crochet bear ear sewing on.
  4. Thread yarn tail into needle. Here I'm going to use both ends to secure the ear to the hat (and weave them away).
  5. Slide needle under stitches of hat where ear is pinned. I usually go under two strands, so it’s not too stretchy. Seaming crochet bear ear to hat.
  6. Sew back up through bottom of ear and back down into stitches of the hat.
  7. Rep steps 4 & 5 until entire bottom edge of ear is secure to hat.
  8. Weave away loose ends.
  9. Repeat for other ear on opposite side.

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